Star Meditation Garden

Angela’s street in Perry South has been surrounded by overgrown, empty lots for many years. She had a role in the transformation of other empty lots in her neighborhood in the past, but hadn’t yet attempted to take on the lot next to her home. After her sister, Starla, passed away unexpectedly in November of 2014, Angela decided to transform the lot next to her home into a beautiful space that would be dedicated to her sister. It will be called the Star Meditation Garden in her honor.

Angela’s design focuses on creating a space as she puts it, “where life grows, and peace rests”. The lot now has a star-shaped yoga area, flower gardens, and places to sit and enjoy the peace. Angela is currently working on a mural to border the site, containing a phrase often heard in Angela’s family “Let your light so shine!”

Perry South has many older residents who remember the neighborhood 40 years ago and want to see positive change in regards to vacant land and disengaged adults and youth. They are frustrated with the current climate and uncertain about what to do to solve current social and economic problems in the community.

Angela WilliamsReClaim Northside Ambassador, Perry South